Andrew utilizes Child-Centered Play Therapy with children aged 2-9, as well as seeing children, teens, and adults using a variety of modalities, including expressive arts therapy and sand tray. Andrew takes BCBS and Medcost insurance, and also has a private pay option.
Currently, sessions are being provided both in person and via telehealth for those concerned about the ongoing pandemic.
To reach out regarding therapeutic care for a child or yourself, you can either call Andrew at 828.407.3572 or write a brief note to [email protected]
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AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
While Andrew feels comfortable working with children, teens, and adults on a variety of mental health issues, there are areas in particular which meet his clinical experience, knowledge, and interest most acutely. These include:
- Children who are having 'hallucinations', whether visual or audial, which can take the form of them saying they are seeing or experiencing entities which other people are not seeing or hearing.
Andrew has experience in working with children in this area and does not pathologize children for experiencing these phenomenon, and helps them move through and gain wisdom and perspective from these difficult experiences. Andrew has the most experience working with children and teens in this regard, but also has worked with adults on these issues. Children who experience these phenomena are not 'abnormal' or 'mentally ill' by any means, and research has shown that these phenomena are common to children and part of many children's experiences of life as they are growing up.
- Sensitive children, who appear to be particularly attuned to the feelings, emotions, and atmosphere around them and who find themselves effected by their external environment due to a feeling of being 'overwhelmed' by the amount of stimulus they are taking in.
These children are often exceptionally attuned to their external environments, and have the potential to be able to integrate that sensitivity, which can serve them throughout their lives. Andrew takes the perspective that this ability can be integrated through child therapy without pathologizing the child and attempting to lessen their sensitivity to the world.
- Children who are grieving, and in need of a space where they can express and move through the vast assortment of feelings associated with loss.